Column by Hal Walter
Western life – January 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine
WHITHER THE RANCHER, that gnarled and stoic figure of Western lore? And what do the words “ranch” and “rancher” mean in the New West? Probably no word conjures up the Western mythology more than “ranch,” a notion visually propped by The Big Valley, Bonanza, and The High Chaparral, and more recently Lonesome Dove, Legends of the Fall, and All the Pretty Horses.